St John's Church, Doddington

St John's Church, Doddington, is located off Hunsterson Road in the grounds of Doddington Hall, Cheshire, England. It is an active Anglican parish church in the deanery of Nantwich, the archdeaconry of Macclesfield, and the diocese of Chester. Its benefice is combined with those of St James, Audlem, and St Chad, Wybunbury.[1] The church is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II listed building.[2]

St John's Church, Doddington
St John's Church, Hunsterson.jpg
St John's Church, Doddington, from the northwest
St John's Church, Doddington is located in Cheshire
St John's Church, Doddington
St John's Church, Doddington
Location in Cheshire
Coordinates: 53°00′47″N 2°26′39″W / 53.0131°N 2.4443°W / 53.0131; -2.4443
OS grid referenceSJ 703 463
LocationDoddington Hall, Cheshire
WebsiteSt John, Doddington
StatusParish church
DedicationSaint John the Evangelist
Functional statusActive
Heritage designationGrade II
Designated12 January 1967
Architect(s)Edward Lapidge
Architectural typeChurch
StyleGothic Revival
MaterialsSandstone, slate roof
ParishDoddington, St John
RectorRevd Canon Helen Fiona Chantry


St John's was built in 1837, and paid for by the Delves Broughton family of Doddington Hall. The architect was Edward Lapidge.[3]


The church is constructed in yellow ashlar sandstone, and has a slate roof. Its plan consists of a single cell, with no differentiation between nave and chancel, a northeast vestry and a west porch. The porch is gabled, and the apex of the gable contains a datestone with the arms of the Delves Broughton family. Beyond and above the porch is a triple stepped lancet window, and over the window is a roundel containing a carved dog's head. At the corners are angle buttresses, which rise to form octagonal pinnacles surmounted by spires. On the top of the gable is a bellcote. Along the sides of the church are lancet windows between buttresses. The vestry has a double lancet window. The east end also has a triple lancet window, and a cross finial on its gable.[2] The authors of the Buildings of England series describe the west front as being "gauche".[3]

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  1. ^ St John the Evangelist, Doddington, Church of England, retrieved 19 March 2012
  2. ^ a b Historic England, "Church of St John, Hunsterson (1312517)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 19 March 2012
  3. ^ a b Hartwell, Clare; Hyde, Matthew; Hubbard, Edward; Pevsner, Nikolaus (2011) [1971], Cheshire, The Buildings of England, New Haven and London: Yale University Press, pp. 330–331, ISBN 978-0-300-17043-6

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